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For a week I have had occasional left shoulder pain, left upper arm pain, and tingling fingers at night. Could these signal a heart attack coming?

For a week I have had occasional left shoulder pain, left upper arm pain, and tingling fingers at night. Could these signal a heart attack coming?

Nerve: It is more likely that you have nerve entrapment referrable to a neck disk bulging. A neurologist could evaluate you for this. To look for coronary artery blockage, a maximal treadmill stress test is the best test for you. I think your symptoms are more likely from the neck rather than the heart. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Finger Tingling (Definition)

Refers to altered sensation not quite numb ( while numb means no sensation It is the same type of feeling one feels when the finger first starts to falll asleep Tingling generally means the sensory nerves are working but to a lesser degree than normal whereas numbness implies a more severe. Problem. People often use the words numbness and tingling together ...Read more


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Left shoulder blade pain also between that and the spine and left arm pain and tingling ring and pinky finger?

Left shoulder blade pain also between that and the spine and left arm pain and tingling ring and pinky finger?

Tingling: Several problems. May be pulled muscle in neck or scapular region. Also sounds like a pinched nerve of the lower neck, possible pinched ulnar nerve at the elbow, too. ...Read more

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Is pain in left arm with tingling in fingers cause for concern? Was hospitalized last yr with a PE.

Is pain in left arm with tingling in fingers cause for concern? Was hospitalized last yr with a PE.

Tingling in the arm: The tingling and pain along with numbness sometimes, is a symptom of a nerve pinched in the cervical (neck) spine. Possibly due to an injury such as falling forward or any jerky motion (incl chiropractic manipulations). It would not be related to your PE but you should see a physician who specializes in pain or orthopedic surgery for proper diagnosis. Meanwhile try to avoid looking down (texting) ...Read more

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I have left arm pain with numbness and tingling in my left pinky finger.

Agree: Agree that numbness and tingling in the pinky finger is likely a pinched nerve in the neck (c8) or injury to the ulnar nerve. Would suggest a physiatric or neurologic evaluation. May benefit from emg/ncv testing. ...Read more

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Numbness in left arm tingling in fingers and my thumbs get really cold?

Numbness in left arm tingling in fingers and my thumbs get really cold?

?nerve compression: Most likely cause is carpal tunnel syndrome due to nerve compression at wrist, but also, consider nerve compression at elbow. Your doctor might get EMG test to confirm location and extent. ...Read more

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Neck, left shoulder and left arm pain.. I have tingling all the way down my arm.. More in my pinky and ring finger..

Pinched nerve?: Nerves in your arms trace all the way back to your neck (nerve roots). Any pinching of those nerves, for any reason, is officially called radiculopathy. Standard tests include emg/nerve conduction study, perhaps MRI of the c-spine. I'd ask to see a neurologist for work up, pain physician if the tingling of a painful quality. ...Read more

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Pain under left breast for 2 months now it hurts when i press on it sometimes i get pain in left arm can feel tingling in fingers sometimes?

Pain under left breast for 2 months now it hurts when i press on it sometimes i get pain in left arm can feel tingling in fingers sometimes?

See doctor: You should get this checked out by a doctor since there appears to be some sort of nerve involvement at the left side of your body. If you were much older, i would have looked for a cardiovascular problem. ...Read more

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Pain for 2 days in left forearm more an ache than a stabbing pain, and tingling in fingers. No pain in other part of arm, chest or shoulder. ?

Details: Pay close attention to where you feel the tingling. Aching pain less helpful for localizing the cause of the illness. Since you are 62 and the problem is new it is likely a nerve generated problem. Details of symptom distribution will help localize the nerves involved and this will help indicate potential diagnoses. Treatment depends on cause. See your doctor with the information. ...Read more

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Upper left arm pain with finger pain. What does this mean?

Pinched nerve: Possibly. You may have a nerve pinched in your neck that is radiating down your arm. Consider seeing a physician who does emg's to clarify the diagnosis. I hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


Arm Pain (Definition)

Arm pain can mean many things. See a hand or ...Read more